A job fair being held in Davie, Flori...

A job fair being held in Davie, Florida on Thursday, Feb. 26 co...

There are 63 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Feb 25, 2009, titled A job fair being held in Davie, Florida on Thursday, Feb. 26 co.... In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

Because of the rotten economy and tight job market, organizers of a job fair taking place in Davie tomorrow won't be surprised by an applicant turnout in the thousands.

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SECTION EIGHT APPLICANTS

Pompano Beach, FL

#1 Feb 26, 2009
Compare attendance at a JOB FAIR with that of the Section 8 application mess from last weekend...

Wonder how many of the deadbeats who lined up for the freebie/cheapo taxpayer subsidized housing also went to the JOB FAIR?

Wonder how many of them would line up from the night before for a JOB?

My guess would be....NONE...

I would have loved to hear that those who waited for the Sec 8 applications were told that in order to submit that app, they'd have to first go to the job fair & PROVE they looked for a job & were interviewed...

Why work when working slobs like me can pay your way?
Reality

United States

#2 Feb 26, 2009
I agree - Section 8 should be limited to the elderly and the diasbled.
Reality

United States

#3 Feb 26, 2009
We have a few Section 8's in our Condo neighborhood - nothing but trouble - Pump out the kids they can't afford, commit crimes, sell and use drugs, litter all over the place, and then they ruin the unit they live in. These are young people who have no desire to work or be a good parent.citizen. There should be a time limit on this program and they should live in the projects so they don't ruin good neighborhoods. Elderly and disabled would be the only waivers.
florida

Pompano Beach, FL

#5 Feb 26, 2009
Stupid people with big time Masters Degrees thinking that those jobs would be available at that crappy job fair. Most of those jobs start at $8.00 per hour. Might as well stay on unemployment. It"s a tough world out there. It"s a shame!
Arbitrator

Stuart, FL

#6 Feb 26, 2009
It's really sad when someone hunts for a job with a couple of degrees including advanced degrees and can't find suitable, or in some cases any, employment. Growing up, parents traditionally guide their children toward having a good education to make opportunities available that would be untouchable without.

It still is a good idea to get an education. I suppose eventually jobs will open up that will require the education obtained and the competition won't be as fierce. In the meantime it is going to be a little difficult showing children an example of the results of having a good education in today's employment market.
Arbitrator

Stuart, FL

#7 Feb 26, 2009
florida wrote:
Stupid people with big time Masters Degrees thinking that those jobs would be available at that crappy job fair. Most of those jobs start at $8.00 per hour. Might as well stay on unemployment. It"s a tough world out there. It"s a shame!
I would suggest the word "desparate" more accurately describes those waiting in line for those jobs. Most of my associates have MBAs or similar post graduate degrees and would be financially devastated if unemployed for any length of time greater than, say, six months. Keep in mind that highly educated people, when not being able to find employment in their particular field of study that requires their education find it even more difficult to get a job that requires much less skills. Those that employ skilled or semi-skilled workers oftentimes feel the highly educated applicant will bolt for the door the minute a better opportunity comes around. I've been on both sides of that issue in the past and it's not easy either way. By not dumbing down or lying on the application, will cause automatic disqualification for some job applicants.

By the way, criticism or insults should be given towards those who are NOT standing in a line for a job when unemployed. At least the folks who are trying to solve their own problem are making an effort.
Losers

Pompano Beach, FL

#9 Feb 26, 2009
I have a job posting on Careerbuilder.com and not one damn resume. What a bunch of lazy people in the Ft Lauderdale area.

No wonder they are unemployed in the first place.
Senor Luis

Pompano Beach, FL

#11 Feb 26, 2009
Check out any Starbucks. Plenty of unemployed realtors and mortgage brokers sipping coffee the whole day.
1 Heatfan

Pompano Beach, FL

#12 Feb 26, 2009
Why does the US government feed the banks more and more stimulus money when the call centers are in India?
Craps

Pompano Beach, FL

#15 Feb 26, 2009
Wasn't Burger king hiring at the fair?
Billy Bob

United States

#18 Feb 27, 2009
I feel very sorry for those people. It is gut wrenching-no job and the bills keep coming in
not to mention the cost of everyday living.
a teacher

Delray Beach, FL

#20 Feb 27, 2009
if you want a job in the future you have two options. one is to prepare yourself with skills that will be needed in the computer or medical field as these are the only fields that will be continually in demand in south florida. the other avenue will be in national government since this is the only area that is expanding. unfortunately, the commute from south florida to d.c. is a little long.

it is time that the obama administration begin to advertise where and when the jobs that will be created by the economic stimulus package will be available. it is also time to protect the american worker so that they will be hired before anyone who is not a citizen. my sympathy goes out to all the unemployed and under employed. it can be devastating not only to the family but to the self esteem of the individual.
Bob

Wake Forest, NC

#21 Feb 27, 2009
so how does everyone drive bmw's in south florida
Claire Voyant

Miami, FL

#24 Feb 27, 2009
florida wrote:
Stupid people with big time Masters Degrees thinking that those jobs would be available at that crappy job fair. Most of those jobs start at $8.00 per hour. Might as well stay on unemployment. It"s a tough world out there. It"s a shame!
Your attitude is exactly why Florida's unemployment benefits payments should not be raised. Raise it up to $500/week, guess how many people would look for work? Times like these are why having saved up a 6-12 months emergency fund is more important in life than a plasma TV or a new car.
Dick

Deerfield Beach, FL

#25 Feb 27, 2009
Claire Voyant wrote:
<quoted text>
Your attitude is exactly why Florida's unemployment benefits payments should not be raised. Raise it up to $500/week, guess how many people would look for work? Times like these are why having saved up a 6-12 months emergency fund is more important in life than a plasma TV or a new car.
There are people in the condo where I live that are behind in their mortgage and association payments that have cable and big screen or flat screen wall hanging tvs.

If you don't have a place to hang it, having a flat screen isn't much good.

Since: Jan 07

Hialeah, FL

#26 Feb 27, 2009
HELOC, that's how everyone drives BMWs in S. FL. That's also why everyone is losing homes in S. FL, and why the S. FL housing market is one of the worst in the nation.

Build an area on nothing but construction and real estate (selling, flipping, scamming, etc) and this is what you get; an absolute disaster when the music stops.
Bob wrote:
so how does everyone drive bmw's in south florida
Jobseeker

Fort Pierce, FL

#27 Feb 27, 2009
I went to this joke event and it was obvious that most of the employers were just collecting resumes to show their "diversity" hiring efforts. It is ludicrous that a laid off FPL worker goes to the job fair and finds FPL at the event supposedly "recruiting". When asked what kind of jobs they have available, they say "We're recruiting for our Nuclear Division...how much experience do you have with NUCLEAR REACTORS?" Yeah, right ! "But please fill out a resume so we can show the EEOC how hard we are trying to hire minorities !"
Beemer

Bakersfield, CA

#28 Feb 27, 2009
Bob wrote:
so how does everyone drive bmw's in south florida
Great leases and with the savings living in Section 8 homes
keith moon

Pompano Beach, FL

#29 Feb 27, 2009
what a waste of time, there no jobs . job fairs are for the companies you would never work for in a non recession time. go on welfare the minorities do it , ask them how to play the system
Paulie Walnuts

Miami, FL

#31 Feb 27, 2009
Ok I will bite :) Where is the link to the job?
Losers wrote:
I have a job posting on Careerbuilder.com and not one damn resume. What a bunch of lazy people in the Ft Lauderdale area.
No wonder they are unemployed in the first place.

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